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Ellen Grove


Agile coach and trainer, Agile Partnership

Location: Ottawa ON Canada


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster



Ellen Grove helps teams make better software through coaching them to create the circumstances in which they can work most productively and effectively. Her Agile coaching practice is founded in over 15 years experience leading software testing, development and implementation teams in global enterprises, a passion for exploratory software testing and user-centered design, and a background in community organization. She uses team-building and facilitation to support the transition to collaborative Agile work practices at the team, leadership and enterprise level, and has conquered the challenges of extending Scrum practice to include off-shore development partners and multi-site project teams.  Ellen is an organizer of Agile Ottawa, Gatineau-Ottawa Agile Tour, Agile Coach Camp Canada, and Agile India 2016

Work experience

Agile Partnership, Agile Coach and Trainer
October 2011 - Present, Ottawa, ON, CA
As an an Agile coach, I have worked with numerous organizations to provide team workshops and training in Agile work practices (which always includes Scrum), coached teams in making the transition to Agile work, and assessed organization's agile practices and mindset in order to make recommendations about how they can become more agile in order to meet their business goals.

Bank of Canada, Scrum Master
April 2014 - January 2015, Ottawa, ONTARIO, CA
Scrum Master to a new team within a multi-team internal IT project; also served as an internal coach to product owners, management and leadership.

Filetrek, Director of QA/Internal Agile Coach
May 2012 - January 2013, Ottawa , ON, CA
While officially my title was Director of QA in this startup, my real role was as an internal Agile coach to help the development team move to working in a more Agile way in order to become more responsive to business needs (it was a startup - they needed to pivot often)

Canada Post, Agile Coach, Trainer and ScrumMaster
July 2011 - May 2012, Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Agile Coach and ScrumMaster to the Vault team within the Digitial Delivery Networks group.  Provided training to Vault team members and Product Owners in the DDN group.  Acted as Scrum Master for the Vault team and consulted on how to setup a Scrum of Scrums to coordinate across multiple related products (Vault web, Vault mobile, Payment updates).  Co-trained with Joe Little CST in delivering Scrum Training to the epost team.

Export Development Canada, Agile Coach and Trainer, Scrum Master
June 2009 - June 2011, Ottawa, Ontario, CA
Agile coach on a transition team to support an agile adoption within the IT group of this large Crown Corporation.  Worked with a number of teams in delivering Agile team training, coached Scrum Masters and other team members, advised the PMO on processes to support Scrum and Kanban work in the organization, supported creation of an Agile Community of Practice within the organization.


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